Global shipbuilder Austal has launched a new addition to the proven MARINELINK product range at the annual Interferry conference in London.
Dubbed MARINELINK-Fleet, the system builds upon Austal’s original, proprietary MARINELINK on-board vessel monitoring, alarm and control system, offering ferry operators a live, integrated view of a fleet’s operating environment, schedule, comfort and fuel performance
Speaking at the Interferry conference in London, Austal’s Technology Development Manager Max van Someren said the new product enables any ferry operator to more effectively monitor their fleet and achieve optimum vessel performance and customer experience.
“MARINELINK-Fleet is available to any ferry operator and is suitable for use on any type of ship, from any builder,” said Mr van Someren.
“MARINELINK-Fleet literally puts you at the centre of your ferry operations – with enhanced visibility of your ships’ location, schedule and current local weather in one easy-to-use web-based interface.
“MARINELINK-Fleet helps you identify operational issues in real-time and act before they impact your fleet’s schedule and costs.”
Austal is also offering another new product, MARINELINK-Sense, which can be easily fitted to any vessel to track and report passenger comfort throughout every journey.
MARINELINK-Sense complements MARINELINK-Smart – an application that adds ‘smart ship’ capabilities – and MARINELINK-Fleet to deliver a complete package of valuable insight for ferry operators.